§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report the number of students or trainees directly financed by funds from his Department and the Overseas Development Agency during the current academic year 1982–83, divided broadly into the categories of humanities, social studies and law, pure science, technology, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science; and give comparable figures for 1981–82.
§ Mr. Raison
The information requested is as follows:
Academic year 1981–82 Academic year 1982–83. Arts and humanities 643 640 Education 1,209 1,169 Medical 924 837 Physical science 802 699 Engineering and technology 1,976 1,790 Biological science 380 305 Agriculture 963 916 Social studies 2,431 2,029 TOTAL 9,328 8,385
It would not however be possible, except at disproportionate cost, to classify a further 2,905 people by discipline in 1981–82. Further, the information for the 1982–83 academic year is incomplete since placement is continuing.